Health insurance crisis
“The jump in uninsured among those with modest incomes is alarming, particularly at a time when our economy has been improving,” said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis, who helped write the study.
“If we don’t act soon to expand coverage to the uninsured, the health of the U.S. population, the productivity of our workforce, and our economy are at risk.”
“For an uninsured person who is unlucky enough to get sick, it is easy to see how quickly they can fall into a downward spiral of debt, forgone care, and poorer health,” Collins said in a statement.
The entire country suffers because of this fact. The economy suffers, as well as individuals. What more is needed to convince people that we need to address the problem? Props to Massachusetts for doing something, but that's only one state.